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South Africa Rugby League map

Rugby League Planet – South Africa snapshot and rugby league results


Information on this page was updated 14/4/14

Foundation Year - 1963

International Team - Rhinos

Highest finish in World Cup - Last in Pool (1995, 2000)

Top level domestic competition - South Africa have 5 provinces in the top competition with 19 club sides spread throughout the provinces.

Canada’s British Columbia Rugby League Championship set to expand


By Ally Mac, Date: 17/1/2013 

The biggest domestic competition in Canada was launched in British Columbia in 2012. The BCRL Championship was launched with 5 teams Bayside Sharks, Burnaby Lake, Kelowna Crows, Sea To Sky Eagles, Surrey Beavers. Surrey were the inaugural Championship winners.

Czechs announce train-on squad for Bowl defence

By: Phil Caplan, Date:14/6/13

The Czech Rugby League Association has announced a 35-man train-on squad as they prepare to defend the European Bowl for the second successive year. The squad is heavily influenced by the country’s oldest club, Lokomotiva Beroun, which is undefeated in 20 games and supply 11 players to a squad that also reflects the steady progress in local development.


Australian selectors name special Kangaroos Origin Merit Team



Date: 16/7/17

Australian selectors have confirmed a special Kangaroos Origin Merit Team based on performances through the State of Origin series.

Serbian Rugby League 2020

Twentieth Serbian Rugby League season gets underway


The 20th Serbian domestic campaign got underway with the now traditional curtain-raiser, the annual Risman Cup challenge match, at the Skolarac stadium in Ub. Team Bev – the Serbian U21s - defeated Team John, their national U19s, 28-16; Valentino Milovanović with two of the victor’s five tries.

Cameron Smith Golden Boot Winner 2017

Cameron Smith and Teuila Fotu-Moala named as Rugby League’s Players of the Year


Date: 29/11/17 (Photo Credit NRLPhotos)

Australian Captain Cameron Smith and New Zealand Kiwi Ferns star forward Teuila Fotu-Moala have received the prestigious individual international player awards today (Wednesday) at the official Rugby League World Cup 2017 Grand Final luncheon at the Sofitel Brisbane attended by all four finals teams.

Philippines Rugby League 9's 2018

Crusaders win Rugby League’s 9s in the Philippines


Date: 28/8/18

The Finals of the 9s tournament heralding the 3rd season of Rugby League in the Philippines was again played at the Mckinley Hill Stadium, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig city, Metro Manila on Sunday the 26th of August.

Latin Heat

Friends of International Rugby League gather in Brisbane Saturday

Date: 23/5/18

Pivotal rugby league officials from as diverse a selection as the USA, Italy, the Philippines and Latin America will speak on Saturday evening at a special gathering of international rugby league pundits in Brisbane.

Italia Rugby League XIII

Italy on the 2013 RLWC – we are going there to win


By Analia Pavan, Date: 7/3/13

Carlo Napolitano, Head Coach of the national team, knows that 2013 and a good performance from his squad in the World Cup will help the development of Rugby League in Italy: “we are going there to win”.

Italia Rugby League XIII

The Australian Embassy in Rome opens its doors to FIRL


By Tiziano Franchini, Date:5/4/13

On Friday, March 15, 2013, F.I.R.L. Was invited by Australian Ambassador Mr David Ritchie, for a meeting to talk about the sport of rugby league

Italian Rugby League Vice President Tiziano Franchini, Treasurer Fabio Di Pietro, spent an afternoon with Ambassador David Ritchie talking about Italy, future proposals for rugby league, FIRL and the Italian community in Australia.